“…if the love I bestow is not worthy of a love in return…”
“Pleasant and quite cold. went to the cattle fair with Otis. The day, which has passed will long be remembered as it came very near severing hearts which are so closely joined together and if the love I bestow is not worthy of a love in return I trust it may be respected by him. who is so dear to me. attended general class meeting. John passed a few hour with me after meeting.” – Hattie E.F. D.
Notes: Otis is Hattie’s younger brother. John is Hattie’s betrothed.
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